Llay Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of St Francis of Assisi Llay, Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times -

These are our normal mass times at St Francis of Assisi Llay but may vary so please view main mass times HERE

Mon - Wed - Llay 9.30am, Thur - Llay 7.00pm, Fri - Llay 9.30am, Sat - Llay 6.00pm, Sun - Llay 10.00am Eucharist Adoration from 3.00pm to 4.00pm every Wednesday and Sunday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Llay church open for private prayer every day 9.00am to 5.00pm

Gospel Year of Mark

The Coming The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God. . . . John appeared, baptising in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin. And all the country of Judea and Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes one who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:1,4-8 ESV-CE)

Diocese Year of Prayer 2024 and

Jubilee Year 2025 resources

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis, starting this Advent. There is a particular focus on the Our Father, which presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the very basics of prayer. So this week, let us re-focus on the Our Father, and say the prayer slowly, making a special effort to attend to the words, and notice if a word, phrase, or line strikes you and remains in your heart. Download your weekly Lords Prayer leaflet HERE for the 5 week Lenten Course “We dare to Say” This year, we are invited as Catholics to have a deeper, prayerful encounter with Jesus; to go deeper in our commitment to pray, and to consider how we might share this with others. Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide suggestions and resources on how you might begin to do that. View Resources

Lent

Wednesday 14 February - Thursday 28 March The six-week period is dedicated to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for this great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. Read More…

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

Wednesday afternoon each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be open for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm - 4pm. Sunday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Starting with Divine Mercy at 3.00pm. All Welcome

The Year of Jubilee 2025

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years. The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis. Preparations for the 2025 Year of Jubilee will begin in Advent 2023, which will mark the start of a year of prayer. The Bishops’ Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory year of prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church. For use by parishes, priests, religious, laypeople, and more, these resources will help guide you as you ready yourself for this most vital year in the Church’s life. More info….

Bishop wants shrine to be beacon of hope and

healing for women

The Shrine of St Winefride in Holywell, north Wales, has been elevated to the status of a National Shrine for England and Wales. It’s one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Britain and has an unbroken 1,400- year tradition of pilgrimage. The local Catholic bishop, Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham, is delighted the Bishops of England and Wales have given the shrine this recognition and wants the shrine to be a beacon of hope and healing for women who have suffered from violence and abuse in parallel with the experiences of the saint herself. Read More….
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2023
Bishop Peter’s “Into the Future 3” Meetings
Into the Future – 3, Listening Exercise: In Bishops Peter’s Pastoral Letter on Advent Sunday he spoke of meetings in the New Year to consider the updated pastoral plan. Dates and venues are available on the parish website and on the notice board at the back of the church. Two to consider, one in Wrexham on Saturday 3rd February at 2.30pm to 4pm and in Buckley on Saturday 9th March at 2.30pm to 4pm. Each meeting will have the same format: Formal and silent prayer; Presentation from Bp. Peter; opportunity for opinions, comments and suggestions from those present; Closing Prayer. Those who cannot attend may send submissions of no more than 250 words to Pa@rcdwxm.org.uk or to Bishop’s House. Anonymous comments will not be considered and purely negative responses are not helpful or constructive for the future. Please be sure to read ‘Into the Future-3’ before attending a meeting or making a submission, this can be accessed via parish website or collected from the back of the church. Read Full Future-3 Text

Second Sunday of Lent – Mark 9:2-10

The Second Sunday of Lent reflection is by Martin Foster, Director of the Liturgy Office, at the Bishops' Conference. The Second Sunday of Lent is the one significant exception. The RCL follows the Lutheran lectionary in placing the Transfiguration, which we hear today, on the last Sunday before Lent. Read More….

Gospel Year of Mark

The Coming The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God. . . . John appeared, baptising in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin. And all the country of Judea and Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes one who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:1,4-8 ESV-CE)

Diocese Year of Prayer 2024 and

Jubilee Year 2025 resources

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis, starting this Advent. There is a particular focus on the Our Father, which presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the very basics of prayer. So this week, let us re-focus on the Our Father, and say the prayer slowly, making a special effort to attend to the words, and notice if a word, phrase, or line strikes you and remains in your heart. Download your weekly Lords Prayer leaflet HERE for the 5 week Lenten Course “We dare to Say” This year, we are invited as Catholics to have a deeper, prayerful encounter with Jesus; to go deeper in our commitment to pray, and to consider how we might share this with others. Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide suggestions and resources on how you might begin to do that. View Resources

Lent

Wednesday 14 February - Thursday 28 March The six-week period is dedicated to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for this great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. Read More…
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2023
Llay Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of St Francis of Assisi Llay, Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times -

These are our normal mass times at St Francis of Assisi Llay but may vary so please view main mass times HERE

Mon - Wed - Llay 9.30am, Thur - Llay 7.00pm, Fri - Llay 9.30am, Sat - Llay 6.00pm, Sun - Llay 10.00am Eucharist Adoration from 3.00pm to 4.00pm every Wednesday and Sunday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Llay church open for private prayer every day 9.00am to 5.00pm

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

Wednesday afternoon each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be open for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm - 4pm. Sunday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Starting with Divine Mercy at 3.00pm. All Welcome

The Year of Jubilee 2025

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years. The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis. Preparations for the 2025 Year of Jubilee will begin in Advent 2023, which will mark the start of a year of prayer. The Bishops’ Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory year of prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church. For use by parishes, priests, religious, laypeople, and more, these resources will help guide you as you ready yourself for this most vital year in the Church’s life. More info….

Bishop wants shrine to be beacon of hope and

healing for women

The Shrine of St Winefride in Holywell, north Wales, has been elevated to the status of a National Shrine for England and Wales. It’s one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Britain and has an unbroken 1,400-year tradition of pilgrimage. The local Catholic bishop, Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham, is delighted the Bishops of England and Wales have given the shrine this recognition and wants the shrine to be a beacon of hope and healing for women who have suffered from violence and abuse in parallel with the experiences of the saint herself. Read More….
Bishop Peter’s “Into the Future 3” Meetings
Into the Future – 3, Listening Exercise: In Bishops Peter’s Pastoral Letter on Advent Sunday he spoke of meetings in the New Year to consider the updated pastoral plan. Dates and venues are available on the parish website and on the notice board at the back of the church. Two to consider, one in Wrexham on Saturday 3rd February at 2.30pm to 4pm and in Buckley on Saturday 9th March at 2.30pm to 4pm. Each meeting will have the same format: Formal and silent prayer; Presentation from Bp. Peter; opportunity for opinions, comments and suggestions from those present; Closing Prayer. Those who cannot attend may send submissions of no more than 250 words to Pa@rcdwxm.org.uk or to Bishop’s House. Anonymous comments will not be considered and purely negative responses are not helpful or constructive for the future. Please be sure to read ‘Into the Future-3’ before attending a meeting or making a submission, this can be accessed via parish website or collected from the back of the church. Read Full Future-3 Text

Marriage Week

7th - 14th February Marriage Week is an annual celebration offering the opportunity to support and promote marriage and family life. It is celebrated this year from 7-14 February. A Christian marriage is rooted in faith; that means faith in God, as the giver of life and the one who promises eternal life to those who believe in him. Read More….
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2023
Llay Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Welcome

Welcome to this Catholic Parish website of St Francis of Assisi Llay, Wrexham, North Wales We welcome all new members to this Parish community and to this web site with open arms. There is a great family spirit in this parish and I am sure you will find all the support you will need in any matter of concern. Please give our Parish Priest, Canon Bernard Lordan, a call to book baptisms and weddings, and he will be available to you for any spiritual care you need at any time.

Mass Times -

These are our normal mass times at St Francis of Assisi Llay but

may vary so please view main mass times HERE

Mon - Wed - Llay 9.30am, Thur - Llay 7.00pm, Fri - Llay 9.30am, Sat - Llay 6.00pm, Sun - Llay 10.00am Eucharist Adoration from 3.00pm to 4.00pm every Wednesday and Sunday 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Llay church open for private prayer every day 9.00am to 5.00pm

Nightingale House Meals Matter

Award winning Caffi Cwtch at Nightingale House are introducing a NEW frozen and fresh meal service for collection or to your door delivery service Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information and pricing please view their website.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The only chaplet we have that was dictated by Jesus Himself; he gave it to his secretary of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina. The Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her, but for the whole world. Prayed on ordinary rosary beads, we can pray this chaplet at any time and we can also make a novena of prayer for any intentions. We must not change or add any other wording. Follow this link to the “Divine Mercy Chaplet”

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer

Wednesday afternoon each week Eucharistic Adoration & Private Prayer at St Francis of Assisi Llay Catholic Church, we will be open for Private Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm - 4pm. Sunday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration 3.00pm - 4.00pm - Starting with Divine Mercy at 3.00pm. All Welcome

The Year of Jubilee 2025

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years. The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis. Preparations for the 2025 Year of Jubilee will begin in Advent 2023, which will mark the start of a year of prayer. The Bishops’ Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory year of prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church. For use by parishes, priests, religious, laypeople, and more, these resources will help guide you as you ready yourself for this most vital year in the Church’s life. More info….

Bishop wants shrine to be beacon of hope

and healing for women

The Shrine of St Winefride in Holywell, north Wales, has been elevated to the status of a National Shrine for England and Wales. It’s one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Britain and has an unbroken 1,400-year tradition of pilgrimage. The local Catholic bishop, Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham, is delighted the Bishops of England and Wales have given the shrine this recognition and wants the shrine to be a beacon of hope and healing for women who have suffered from violence and abuse in parallel with the experiences of the saint herself. Read More….
Bishop Peter’s “Into the Future 3” Meetings
Into the Future – 3, Listening Exercise: In Bishops Peter’s Pastoral Letter on Advent Sunday he spoke of meetings in the New Year to consider the updated pastoral plan. Dates and venues are available on the parish website and on the notice board at the back of the church. Two to consider, one in Wrexham on Saturday 3rd February at 2.30pm to 4pm and in Buckley on Saturday 9th March at 2.30pm to 4pm. Each meeting will have the same format: Formal and silent prayer; Presentation from Bp. Peter; opportunity for opinions, comments and suggestions from those present; Closing Prayer. Those who cannot attend may send submissions of no more than 250 words to Pa@rcdwxm.org.uk or to Bishop’s House. Anonymous comments will not be considered and purely negative responses are not helpful or constructive for the future. Please be sure to read ‘Into the Future-3’ before attending a meeting or making a submission, this can be accessed via parish website or collected from the back of the church. Read Full Future-3 Text

Gospel Year of Mark

The Coming The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God. . . . John appeared, baptising in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin. And all the country of Judea and Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptised by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes one who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:1,4-8 ESV-CE)

Diocese Year of Prayer 2024 and

Jubilee Year 2025 resources

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year 'Pilgrims of Hope', 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis, starting this Advent. There is a particular focus on the Our Father, which presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the very basics of prayer. So this week, let us re-focus on the Our Father, and say the prayer slowly, making a special effort to attend to the words, and notice if a word, phrase, or line strikes you and remains in your heart. Download your weekly Lords Prayer leaflet HERE for the 5 week Lenten Course “We dare to Say” This year, we are invited as Catholics to have a deeper, prayerful encounter with Jesus; to go deeper in our commitment to pray, and to consider how we might share this with others. Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide suggestions and resources on how you might begin to do that. View Resources

Lent

Wednesday 14 February - Thursday 28 March The six-week period is dedicated to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation for this great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. Read More…

Marriage Week

7th - 14th February Marriage Week is an annual celebration offering the opportunity to support and promote marriage and family life. It is celebrated this year from 7-14 February. A Christian marriage is rooted in faith; that means faith in God, as the giver of life and the one who promises eternal life to those who believe in him. Read More….